Wamkelekile = The Warmest Welcome from South Africa by Cathy Boyd
South Africa is unique in that it can pinpoint precisely when its wine industry began: February 2, 1659. The first Govenor of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck, wrote in this diary: “Today, praise be to God, wine was made for the first time from Cape grapes…”.
Despite over 350 years of winemaking history and tradition within the South African wine industry, South Africa has just began to make a name for itself on the international wine scene.
Prior to 1990, the creativity, technological invention, and viticultural advances of other winemaking regions around the world, had not come to South Africa. Since the move to democracy, South African winemakers have traveled the world and have returned with modern winemaking and viticulture practices and changed wine styles.
Today, indigenous varietals, such as Steen (Chenin Blanc) and Pinotage, as well as widely recognized varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon are among the many varietals produced by the seventh largest winemaking nation (by volume).
Join us 7 PM on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Hilton Harrisburg to taste a wide range of South African wines. For those who have never had a South African wine, join us!
Members: $50 Patrons: $45 Nonmembers: $60
Park in the Walnut Street Garage and present your parking ticket at the Hilton Front Desk or Gift Shop to receive parking for $2.50.
Register ONLINE at www.pawinesociety.com